Euro 2021: suspended prison sentence for receptionist who helped ticketless supporters enter Wembley


The clashes around the final of Euro 2021 are gradually starting to find their culprit. This Monday, the British justice sentenced to six months of suspended detention and 200 hours of community service a young man who had allowed supporters to return to Wembley without tickets on the evening of the final.

Yusaf Amin, an 18-year-old receptionist, stole official badges, safety vests and armbands which he then sold online to supporters who wanted to break into Wembley. A jackpot of more than 5,000 euros, at the origin of very important violence before the England-Italy final.

An investigation opened by the English Federation and UEFA

On July 11, thousands of ticketless supporters stormed the gates of Wembley, managing to enter the stadium and sit on seats reserved for spectators with tickets, creating clashes. According to the judge Denis Brennan, the behavior of the young person participated in “endangering the safety and the safety of the other supporters in the stadium”. Another 18-year-old, Dalha Mohamad, is also suspected on similar charges but has pleaded not guilty and will be tried on December 17.

The London police had made 86 arrests on the evening of the final and announced that 19 police officers had been injured in the incidents. The English Football Association (FA) has opened an independent investigation into the entry of supporters without tickets. She finds herself the target of disciplinary proceedings by UEFA for « lack of order or discipline on the part of her supporters ».



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